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Army Awards GSS Contract for Spectrometers Supporting CARA Mobile Lab

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground (ACC-APG) has awarded a contract to Government Scientific Source, Inc. for spectrometers to support the mission of the Army’s CBRNE Analytical Remediation Activity (CARA).

The CARA Mobile Expeditionary Laboratory deploys scientists to perform high-throughput chemical, explosives, and biological sample analysis to support Department of Defense combatant commanders, military installations, and support to U.S. civil authorities if requested.

CARA has three mobile lab packages: a Light Mobile Expeditionary Lab, or LMEL, a Heavy Mobile Expeditionary Lab, or HMEL, and a Chemical Air Monitoring System, or CAMS, platform. LMEL, HMEL, and CAMS deploy to support Weapons of Mass Destruction elimination and remediation efforts in a forward deployed area.

The contract was for Raman spectrometer systems and was valued at $840,958

Government Scientific Source, Inc. (GSS) is a supplier of laboratory products and equipment to federal, state, and municipal government. Established in December 1991 as a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), GSS maintains multiple GSA federal supply schedules, IDIQ contracts, and customized B2B e-commerce platforms, to facilitate procurement administration and compliance.


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